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symmetric window for discrete windowed Fourier transform

The discrete windowed Fourier transform of a signal $f$ of period $N$ is given by $$ Sf[m,l]=\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}f[n]g[n-m]\exp\left(\frac{-i2\pi l n}{N}\right). $$ Why is it that the window $g$ must be ...
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How to prove Fourier inverse transform worked?

$$g(t)=\int\limits_{-\infty}^{\infty}g(f)e^{i\omega t}df$$ $g(t)$ is a function of time, $g(f)$ is a function of frequency, $e^{i\omega t}$ represent wave, and $\omega = 2\pi f$, the angular ...
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Recovery of Bandlimited Signals

Let $\Omega > 0$ and denote by $\mathcal{B}_\Omega$ the subspace of $L^2(\Bbb R)$ consisting of signals that are bandlimited to $(-\Omega, \Omega)$. Denote $\mathcal{L}_{\Omega} : L^2(\Bbb R) ...
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how can evaluate this integral?

how can calculate this integral: $$A=\int _{-\infty}^{\infty}exp(j2\pi ft)df$$ its answer is $\delta (t)$(impulse function), however how can I get this answer? Thanks in advance.
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Q: Calculating Fourier Coefficients and Inverse Fourier Transform

Let $\Omega >0$ and $x \in \mathcal{B}_{\Omega/2}$ is continuous. Define $\hat{y}(\omega) = \sum_{n \in \Bbb Z} \hat{x}(\omega - n\Omega)$. If $\hat{y}$ is expressed as \begin{equation} ...
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Elimination of complex variable in integral

I have the equation: $$\frac{1}{\tau}\intop_{0}^{\tau}A\sin\left(\Omega t\right)\cdot A\sin\left(\Omega\left(t-\lambda\right)\right)\mathrm{d}t$$ for which the attempted solution is to convert the ...
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3-bit sensors — A question about Hamming distance in signals

I came across this question on Willy Wu's riddle site You have two 3-bit sensors, A and B, that measure the same thing, whatever it is -- temperature of the room, radioactivity levels, whatever. ...
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Differential equations and Kalman filters

I have been told that every differential equation has an associated Kalman filter. How do we get the Kalman filter of a given differential equation. For example let's say we have $$my''+cy'+ky=f(x)$$ ...
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How to interpret the results of 2D Fourier Transform on an image?

I have a class where we're studying signals processing (mostly filtering of sounds and images) and while I kind of understand the results of a Fourier Transform for sounds I don't really get the ...
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Using the FFT to align two instances of the same signal

I'm working on a program that has a software oscilloscope-like viewer for audio signals. The scope basically takes in blocks of signals at a regular rate and adds them to its existing signal data. ...
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Fourier transform of $\left|\frac{\sin x}{x}\right|$

Is there a closed form (possibly, using known special functions) for the Fourier transform of the function $f(x)=\left|\frac{\sin x}{x}\right|$? $\hspace{.7in}$ I tried to find one using ...
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How can a unit step function be differentiable??

Recently, I am taking a Signal & System course at my college. In all of the signal & system textbooks I have read, we see that it is written " When we differentiate a Unit Step Function, we ...
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Mathematical explanation for image edge detection and denoising

I am trying to understand why the convolution kernel, $$\left[\begin{array}{rrr} -1&-1&-1\\ 2&2&2\\ -1&-1&-1 \end{array}\right]$$ detects the edges in an image. If anyone has a ...
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Can the measurement matrix used for compressive sensing be a sparse matrix?

I am interested in analyzing Compressive Mechanism: Utilizing Sparse Representation in Differential Privacy. In my research, the measurement matrix $A\mathbb \in R^{m \times n}$ needs to be sparse. ...
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DSP, discrete time, how to calculate the frequency

this is from Digital Signal Processing, 4th ed, Sanjit K Mitra, problem 2.39b. The question is: Determine the fundamental period of $x[n] = cos(0.6n\pi + 0.3\pi)$ Since x[n], is in square brackets, ...
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Regarding $x^2-a^2$ inside the argument of dirac delta

My undergraduate system textbook has this property in the appendix $$\delta(x^2-a^2)=\frac{1}{2|a|}[\delta(x-a)+\delta(x+a)]$$ and I can't seem to derive the result I tried the following: ...
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Is impulse response always differentiation of unit step response of a system?

I was trying to solve a question in which the transfer function of a system was asked, its unit step response being given: c(t) = 1-10exp(-t) The method that the book followed was to first find out ...
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Why are these two delta function equal

In my system textbook it claims that $$\delta(x)=\delta(-x)$$ I understand the proof as follow $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty f(x)\delta(-x)\,dx$$ let $u=-x\,\:,\: du=-dx$ $$\int_{-\infty}^\infty ...
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Proofs of dirac delta property

How would I formally prove this property of dirac delta? $$\int \delta(a-x) \delta(x-b) \,dx = \delta(a-b) $$ I attempted to use the definition of a dirac delta $$\int ...
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understanding bases and frames for Gabor transform

For the 2D discrete Gabor transform, why is it that we cannot use a set of orthonormal basis for its representation, instead we have to use frames for representing it?
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Wavelets: Cone Of Influence

While reading this paper I came across the term Cone of Influence which is described as ...
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Amplitude versus time producing unexpected patterns.

I am writing a program to generate audio frequencies in multi-channel PCM format. This question may be more suited on an audio forum but I would like to know what is going on mathematically. My ...
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Does this property of a signal's DFT have a name? Or is it expected?

I have a sequence $x_n$ of $N\approx 2\cdot 10⁵$ elements (non-periodic, although there seems to be a noisy sinusoidal of period $10$ samples added somehow) and I take subsequences $x_m$ from this big ...
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showing identities involving instantaneous frequency of signal

If the short-time Fourier transform of a signal $f(t)$ is given by $$ S_f(u,\xi)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(t)g(t-u)\exp{(-i\xi t)} dt $$ and $$ f(t)=\exp[i\phi(t)], $$ how do I show that $$ ...
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Periodic Fuctions - Signals -

If, in the periods, the two half's signal periodic have the same form and opposite phases, the periodic signal has symmetry of half wave. If the periodic signal $g(t)$, of period $T_0$, satisfy the ...
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The definition of NMSE (normalized mean square error)

Many papers use the NMSE function without ever explicitly defining it. I have always assumed that $$MSE(x,y)=\frac 1N \sum_i (x_i-y_i)^2$$ and $$ NMSE(x,y)=MSE(x,y)/MSE(x,0) = \frac{\| x-y\|_2^2}{\| ...
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Interpret convolution diagram

How do I interpret this "do convolutions" diagram? 1) How are the results computed? 2) When looking at this part: "x[n-k]" Do you interpret convolutions as delays or time reversals? $ y[n]= ...
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Undecimated Wavelet Transform (a trous algorithm) - how to determine 'anchor'/'center' of convolution filter

i am currently implementing the 'Undecimated Wavelet Transform' with the 'a trous' algorithm. See e.g. http://www.znu.ac.ir/data/members/fazli_saeid/DIP/Paper/ISSUE2/04060954_2.pdf, section II-A. As ...
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Given a signal in the time domain, is there a way to determine a function that produces that signal?

Disclaimer: I'm by no means an expert in any of this, and I'm just wondering whether a solution to this problem already exists. Using a raw audio waveform as an example, let's say you have a 1:00m ...
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Need a fast algorithm of adaptive convolution

Good morrow, gentlemen! I have to apply some kind of adaptive filter to my function $f(x).$ I present each point of my signal as a Gaussian, whose bandwidth depends on its location (not the point of ...
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Difference between Signal Processing and Filtering Theory

Here's a question. I have been reading the entries on wikipedia on signal processing and the filtering problem. It seems as both theories are conserned with the processing or estimation of some ...
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Adaptive convolution

I have some 1D function $P_0(x)$ and a filter function $g_h(x)$. Also, i have a known function $h(x)$, that is the desired filter bandwidth in any point. So, I have to convolve my function with a ...
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Detecting increasing pulse trains

I have a one dimensional point process representing the times of events which is also mixed in with lots of data that I regard as noise. The interval between the events in the point process are ...
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Fast evaluation of a variant of the convolution

Suppose $\{f_n\}$ and $\{g_n\}$ are finite sequences of complex numbers with $0\leq n \leq N-1$. The convolution $\{h_n\}$ of these two sequences is $$ h_n = \sum_{m = 0}^{N-1} f_m\; g_{n - m}\, . $$ ...
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Waves of differing frequency are orthogonal - help me understand

I know that sinusoidal waves of different frequencies are orthogonal to each other. For instance: ...
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Background subtraction

I have a histogram of counts which is made from ion fragmentation and noise superimposed on top of it. I also have an image of just the noise. What I want to do is to subtract the noise of the total ...
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Compressive sensing with non square matrices

I'm implementing the algorithm in the following paper: "Compressive sensing for wideband cognitive radios" http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=04218361 However I've run into a ...
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What is a norm that can measure average oscillatory amplitude?

I am numerically computing the growth of an oscillatory instability in a fluid system. Suppose for simplicity that the function $f(x)$ [defined on a finite interval] has oscillations of different ...
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Barlett Window - Tri function

I'm trying to understand what is meant by the following equation: (Sorry for the image, I don't know how to format latex on here). Basically, it's the TRI ...
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How to measure power spectral density in matlab?

I am trying to measure the PSD of a stochastic process in matlab, but I am not sure how to do it. If this is not the right place to ask, please point me in the right direction. The stochastic process ...
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Detecting periodicity in point processes

I have data from a periodic one dimensional point process representing the times of events which is also mixed in with lots of data that I regard as noise. The total number of points is of order one ...
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Reduce formula using Euler's?

I am performing a self-study, and I am lost as to a derivation that has taken place. I basically started with this equation: $$ \Upsilon(\phi) = e^{-j\frac{N-1}{2}\phi} \ \Big[ \frac{1 - e^{j N ...
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Adjustable Sigmoid Curve (S-Curve) from (0,0) to (1,1)

I feel like this is such a simple question but I am at such a loss. I currently have a set of values that I would like to weigh by an S Curve. My data ranges from $0$ to $1$ and never leaves those ...
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Which Method of Convolution (If Any) Is Most Appropriate Here?

I need to convolve (or otherwise get the impulse response h(t) of) the input signal $x(t) = 2u(t)$ and $y(t) = cos(4t) + 2e^{(t-1)}$. I have tried the Fourier Transform and the Laplace Transform, but ...
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What Does The Following System Do?

I have a system $y(t) = 0.5 \int^\infty _{-\infty} x(T)[d(t-T) - d(t+T) dT] $ Where d(x) is the Dirac Delta function (couldn't find the LaTEX representation - a little rusty there, so an edit to ...
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Can one zero-pad data prior to Fourier transformation, then reverse the change afterwards?

Suppose I have a set of $n$ points $\underline{x}\in\mathbb{C}^n$ with $n \in \mathbb{P}$ ($n$ is prime), and I want to find the Fourier transform of $\underline{x}$. There are some prime-length ...
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Determine negligible coefficients in spectrum

Suppose I have some function $f$ that I have sampled at $N$ points and I preform a transform on it (this could be a Fourier transform, or perhaps a Hadamard, or really anything eles - I'm hoping for a ...
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When does Discrete Fourier analysis fail to detect a frequency?

I'm using python to learn about Discrete Fourier Analysis. What I want to understand is when does the technique fail to recover some frequency of the signal? I understand how this can occur via the ...
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Output of wavelet transforms

I am working on a time sensitive computer science and fluid dynamics project that requires me to find applications of wavelet analysis. I know that at its core, a wavelet transform simply takes a ...
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Minimizing association/correlation between two time series

I have two time series, $M_1(t)$ and $M_2(t)$, which can be seen as measurements of two different physical sources, $s_1(t)$ and $s_2(t)$. $M_1$ only depends on $s_1$, whereas $M_2$ depends on both. ...